Welcome to SmartShape - Southports Premier Personal Training Service
Welcome. SmartShape PT is managed by David Sims, a personal trainer with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. David is both a registered Nutritionist (see qualifications below) and a CHEK certified practitioner, and so assures a very high standard of training expertise. David is passionate about health and fitness and fosters a very holistic approach with his clientele. This means he assesses and advises his clients on all aspects of health, such as sleep, stress, nutrition, lifestyle and physical fitness. David specialises in weight management and Back care, and offers suitable tailor made programmes for each. David is a keen runner and Mountain biker, competing regularly in local events. He loves the great outdoors, and offers a wide range of activities to keep you fit and active, these include:
Don’t forget though, if you would rather train indoors then we invite you to train at our private fitness studio, complete with aerobics studio, weights room, sports therapy room.
Your Personal Trainers Profile
Post-graduate diploma in Nutritional Science.
BSc Nutrition (1st class Honours)
Diploma Of Higher Education in Food and Nutrition
Qualified CHEK Exercise coach
G.P exercise referral certification
Leader weight training certification
First Aid and CPR
Extreme Kettle Bell Instructor
Annual conference; Association for the study of obesity; Obesity and its management (2006)
Paul Chek seminars (2001 – 06)
'CHEK Exercice Coach'
Swiss Ball Training
Dynamic Medicine ball training
Scientific back training
Scientific core conditioning
National Register of Personal Trainers
Registered nutritionist with the Nutrition society.
Level 3 Special population exercise instructor, register of exercise professionals.
Member of fitness professionals.
Running and cycling
Amateur (very) astronomer. If I find the moon with my telescope I am chuffed!
Travelling, particularly Cyprus and the Isle of Mann
Though qualifications and experience are essential components for a quality personal trainer, you can never truly detract from the learning curve and insider knowledge that can only come with taking part in sport yourself. I have had quite a varied sporting background, from bodybuilding through to long distance running, and have learnt the things that no course could ever teach me. I take great amusement at looking back at some of the ritualistic and arguably cult like sporting practices I used to engage in. I have also had my fair share of amusing sporting anecdotes...... from tanning disasters as a bodybuilder, through to warming up my toes in a pub toilet after cycling 40 miles in sleet! The key thing to remember however is that I have endured them so I can best advise you how to avoid them!
A key goal of my training sessions is to always make sure the sessions stay fun and enjoyable, while simultaneously training you outside your comfort zone. Because I adopt the policy of “train, don’t drain” it means you finish the training sessions smiling (hopefully), refreshed, and more ready to take on the world. If this sounds like the kind of personal training you want to engage in then come and meet me today at our studio!!!